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The Cost of War: A Reflection on the United States and Iraq Conflict

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Given Trump’s massive military budget proposal and the 14th Anniversary of the United States war in Iraq, we bring you this program from our archives with the voices of U.S. Soldiers and Iraqis reflecting on the costs of war. Special thanks to KALW News in San Francisco. Photo Credit: Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War present at the U.S. Social Forum in Atlanta, GA. Photo by flickr user Brooke Anderson.

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  • George W. Bush, former U.S. President

  • Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense

  • Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State

  • Yara Badday, Iraqi-American

  • Paul Bremer, former U.S. Administrator to Iraq

  • Richard Becker, West Coast Coordinator for ANSWER Coalition

  • Paul Wolfowitz, former Deputy Secretary of Defense

  • Ghazwan Al-sharif, Iraqi translator

  • Ryan Berg, U.S. Marine

  • Starlyn Lara, U.S. Army

  • Jordan Towers, U.S. Marine

  • Barack Obama, former U.S. President

  • Aaron Glantz, journalist


  • Host: Anita Johnson and Kyung Jin Lee
  • Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada, Andrew Stelzer, Esther Manilla
  • Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
  • Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin
  • Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker


Music: Intro by The XX

Author: Radio Project

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